“Can I sing for you?” – Hear 79, Señor Jorgé Luís sing

Señor Jorgé Luís gravitated to me while I sat at an exclusive Puerto Rican Senior Club in El Barrio. Curiously he asked “What are you doing here?” I share with him that I am working on a project documenting advice from our Elders to be shared with a younger generation. “Is there anything you’d like to…

“Sometimes tough love is the answer”, says Chocolate, 73.

Walking along El Barrio I came across Chocolate. He was sitting on a chair in front of the Bodega people-watching. I begin a conversation with him about how long he’s been in the neighborhood and how much I can imagine he’s seen it change. What would you say changed the most in this neighborhood? “The…